Carme Font Paz holds a PhD in English Literature from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where she teaches as Lecturer in the English Department. She is also Research Associate at the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS). She completed her postdoctoral stage with research grants both at UCLA and Harvard University.
In 2018 Dr. Font was awarded a prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for her project WINK, “Women’s Invisible Ink: Trans-Genre Writing and the Gendering of Intellectual Value in Early Modernity”. @ProjectWink
Why are women underrepresented in the history of ideas?
To understand the genesis and unfolding of this process, my research explores the marginalization of women’s thought in the early modern period (1500-1770), when the printing press allowed a massive dissemination of printed matter in Europe. I am interested both in local and comparatist approaches, as well as theoretical aspects of early modern women’s intellectual history and socio-economic considerations to early modern textual production. I examine a large variety of texts: from manuscript poetry to political prose, letters, spiritual writing, miscellanies and novels.
I seek to provide a model for qualitative analysis of neglected textualities by women with a methodology in practice that retrieves intellectual content, modifying androcentric and binary dynamics of representing valuable thinking that have perpetuated up to the present time. My research seeks the full integration of women in the systems of knowledge production and transmission.
You are most welcome to contact me, as I am always happy to share my work with students, scholars and the wider public. Let me also cordially invite you to this website for more information about my academic profile and activities to date.
Dr. Carme Font Paz
(Investigadora Ordinària Permanent)
Departament de Filologia Anglesa i de Germanística